Win a copy of The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency on DVD and a Rough Guide to South Africa!

The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (cert 12) is the charming story of a female detective agency based in Botswana. This stunning film directed by Anthony Minghella and scripted by Richard Curtis is available to purchase now! To celebrate its release we’re giving you the chance to win a copy of the film on DVD, plus a Rough Guide to South Africa.

Precious Ramotswe (played by Grammy award-winning singer Jill Scott), sells her late father’s cows and moves to the city to become Botswana’s finest – and only – female private detective. Her methods may be unconventional but she’s got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention the support of her friends Mr JLB Matekoni (Lucian Msanati), proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors and Mma Makutsi (Anika Noni Rose, Dreamgirls), the fastest-typing secretary in Gaborone. Precious is going to need as much help as she can get to solve the mysteries of a missing finger, a dubious daddy, and a cheating husband as she heads into dark and dangerous territory on the trail of a missing child…

This uplifting and enchanting tale is produced by Academy Award winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack and Timothy Bricknell (Cold Mountain) for Mirage Productions along with Amy Moore.

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© 2007 The Weinstein Company LLC. Distributed in the UK by Contender Home Entertainment 2008

To be in with a chance of winning simply tell us: Where is this charming story of a female detective agency based?

a) Botswana
b) UK
c) Germany

Please email us your answer using the contact form below along with your contact details!
Winners will be chosen at random and contacted on or after December 8th. Good luck!


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